James D. Hoff Memorial

FRIDAY, 08 MAY 2015

Law Enforcement officials and dignitaries from across the region stood in silent reverence showing their solidarity and respect for those Law Enforcement personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Today was the 27th James D. Hoff Memorial held at Idlewild Park in Reno Nevada.  This annual formal event also recognizes Law Enforcement individuals who survived harrowing situations while on duty.  Two members of the Washoe County Sheriff Deputies Association were honored today for their heroism in life threatening encounters with the placement of Survivor Plaques.        

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has lost six commissioned members from 1935 to the present:

Deputy H. Swaney                           End of Watch: 01/12/1935

Deputy E. Griffith                            End of Watch: 04/30/1947

Special Deputy N, Hawkins            End of Watch: 12/09/1984

Lieutenant G. Barnes                      End of Watch: 03/19/1991

Deputy F. Minnie                             End of Watch: 05/30/1997

Deputy J. Wiberg                             End of Watch: 05/11/2004